How to Decorate - Few Techniques
Sometimes it is difficult to place accessories in the house to get a designer magazine look. Often rooms are filled with several vacation souvenirs and art projects of children. Here are a few tips to get you started on getting a designer look in your house.
Empty the Room
Start in one room and take all of your accessories out of that room. Sort your accessories into 3 groups - group 1 is accessories to not use (donate, recycle, or trash), group 2 is accessories that have no sentimental value and are just fillers, and group 3 is accessories that are cherished and must return to this room. Start putting the accessories from group 3 back into the room first, then you can fill in as needed with accessories in group 2.
Doing Less is Great
If you surround a precious accessory with a not so great accessory, the not so great accessory makes the precious accessory seem less important. Make sure to properly showcase important meaningful accessories by themselves to highlight their importance and beauty.
Size does matter
When purchasing accessories for your home, select one large item instead of several smaller items. Smaller items tend to look cluttered while a large accessories will give a bold look. If you need to increase the height of an accessory, consider setting it on a stack of hard back books.
Your accessories should mostly be special items that your neighbors have seen before in the next door shop. You can use architectural antiques, items from your travels, unique items found in nature, or anything else that might cause someone to stop a moment and look at your accessories instead of passing by them. Consider shopping at flea markets, estate sales, antique centers, and other places that sell one of a kind items that can be used as accessories. A good place to start loking is dekornation.com. Here, the accessories keep changing frequently.